”Bringing on the Aither”
Mary Baldwin College
Consume Me is a wall installation in which silk bags were handmade and sewn to mirror small consumer paper bags. Inside are white pill bottles and pills. The installation addresses consumerism, what we purchase and that impulse to hide those purchases. It also looks at the crisis of addiction, whether it be consuming or drugs (legal and non-legal) and how either is done to solve a problem of lack. The silk bags proved to be difficult to make and maintain their uprightness. The ability to see through the bag completes the installation’s intent.